The presidential campaign of Donald Trump was roiled by two high profile departures on Monday, after the unexpected firing of the presumptive GOP nominee's top lieutenant triggered the resignation of another senior aide.
In a move that surprised the political world on Monday, Trump abruptly dismissed campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. Yet shortly after Lewandowski's departure was reported, Michael Caputo—Trump's New York campaign director—tweeted "Ding dong the witch is dead!" That post led Caputo to step down later in the day, according to NBC News.
His resignation capped a day of changes in the Trump campaign that observers described as chaotic. One campaign staffer, asked about his ouster, told NBC News that there's "bedlam in the Trump campaign. No one knows what is happening."
"The Donald J. Trump Campaign for President, which has set a historic record in the Republican Primary having received almost 14 million votes, has today announced that Corey Lewandowski will no longer be working with the campaign," Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks said in a statement to the newspaper.
"The campaign is grateful to Corey for his hard work and dedication and we wish him the best in the future," she added.